A friend of mine wants to start a blog, so she’s been discussing it with me. Of course our first task is to come up with a name and, honestly, so far we’ve been having a bit of a joke. I may have suggested “Without my Pants” as the original plan was for a fashion blog. But it got me thinking, how does anyone come up with their blog name?
My first blog’s title was Artificial Intelligence. My little joke as I’m a blonde who dyes her hair red, based on an artwork I did as my final major piece at the end of my Diploma of Fine Arts. Later on I changed it to Confessions of an Undomestic Goddess, and that’s the title most of you knew.
That title was based on the book for Sophie Kinsella and again a dig at myself for being, let’s be honest here, a little bit shit at cooking, cleaning, and basically keeping the domestic goddess tasks under wraps. My floordrobe is epic, I set my kitchen on fire making pasta, the laundry has only been clear of a backlog once in the 4 years we’ve lived here (which was actually thanks to my mum, who I consider to be the original domestic goddess as her house is always spotless and she never has a pile of clothes waiting to be ironed or eats McDonalds because she can’t be arsed cooking) and the house only gets cleaned once a fortnight… And that’s when I have a cleaner.
This blog’s name came about as a play on the names of John James and myself. He left me a voicemail once (an amazing feat if you know him) which was changed in my voice-to-text converter to being from KK. Which I then changed to KiKi and insisted on calling him. Tea, of course, is a play on my nickname, T, and the fact that often people write while drinking tea. I then hand painted the artwork for the header combining a cup of tea with a typewriter, representing writing, and both a masculine and feminine image.
But there are so many blogs out there and I wonder how they came up with their names. And, a lot of the time, kick myself for not thinking of it first. Blogs like Crashing Red, Life and Other Crises, Shop Me Chic, Blunt Delivery, Hyperbole and a Half, The Simply Luxurious Life, Fox in Flats, Styling You, Cup of Tea and a Blog… I could go on forever, although my personal kicking myself moment is fox in flats as I’m always wearing flats and really wish I’d thought of that one. Andrea, watch out, I’m stealing your name 😉
What’s the story behind your blog’s name?